I thought all dogs did that to a certain degree. Am I wrong? After reading about Sheila, I was shocked. I was living with an aussie shep mix for a few years and he was always chewing on his paws at night time for a brief period until he went to sleep so when my malti kenji did that, I suspected it was dog behavior! Do I need to take him to the vet and have him tested for allergies? Don't all dogs bite on the hairs of their paws??? He hasn't thrown up hair or has been obsessed with chewing on his feet, but I am concerned about allergies since after bathing him, he often seems to go on an "itchy run". He runs around the house hysterically and rubs himself on the carpet as if he either LOVED it or HATED the bath treatment! I noticed it made my hands itchy and red. I am a bit concerned about his food and the shampoo and conditioner from Drs. Foster and Smith.com. I am thinking about changing everything if his behavior is strange.